71-year-old man is set to tie the knot for the 9th time

71-year-old man is set to tie the knot for the 9th time

- 71-year-old Ron Sheppard, who is described as Britain's most married man, is set to tie the knot with wife number nine

- Although Sheppard is yet to meet his 30-year-old wife-to-be, Rose Hans, he believes this marriage will last

- The couple are set to tie the knot in February next year

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Wedding bells are ringing for 71-year-old Ron Sheppard, who is known as Britain's most married man. It was gathered that Sheppard is set to walk down the aisle with wife number nine, 30-year-old Rose Hans.

Sheppard, who hails from Somerton in England, proposed to Hans after a year of dating online. The couple is yet to meet each other but are set to walk down the aisle in February 2020, Daily Mail reports.

The 71-year-old groom-to-be, whose friend's have nicknamed 'Lord of the Wedding Rings' as he's tied the knot so many times, expressed excitement over tying the knot with Hans. He stated that he believes that this marriage will work out. Guess 9th time is the charm then...

71-year-old Britain's most married man set to tie the knot again

Rose is doing a nursing course in Ghana and is set to move to the UK upon completion. Photo: Daily Mail.
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Briefly.co.za learnt that Sheppard is a father of eight and married his first wife in 1966 when he was 19, they had three children and divorced after two years.

He then married wife number two, Jeanette, in 1973 and divorced after just one year together. Mr Sheppard later described the union as a 'business transaction', Daily Mail reports.

Wife number three was Lesley, who he wedded in 1976. He left five years later following a string of arguments. The couple has two sons.

He married wife number four, Kathy in 1982 after meeting in a holiday camp. They had a daughter and lasted four years together. Wife number five was Sue, they met in a bingo hall and married in 1986. They had two sons but she threw him out in 1997.

71-year-old Britain's most married man set to tie the knot again

71-year-old Sheppard pictured with his 8th wife, Weng, who he was married to for 11 years. Picture: Daily Mail
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Sheppard married Usha, wife number six wed in 1999. They split after four years when he reportedly cheated on her in Thailand.

He married wife number seven, Wan, in 2003. They met in Bangkok. The pair were in the United Kingdom for just eight months when Wan left him and returned home.

Weng was wife number 8 whom he married in 2004. The pair met online and Sheppard flew out to the Philippines. The couple were together for 11 years and split in 2015.

Now he is set to marry Rose, who is completing her nursing course in Ghana and is set to move to the UK and marry Sheppard once she is done.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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